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Updated 28th March
Hello again, this is my new pc build yet again, looking for advice on compatibility issues if any, any recommendations and also why have the cheaper mobo's got 4 gpu support whilst the more expensive only 3? Would i be able to fit 3 gpu's in that case as shown below. Am I able to mix and match gpu's of different brands? Not just 3 x ati 5850 (example). I'm actually now considering going for thermaltake element V case, it is a full tower case and seems to have quite a few features would the element v case be able to fit 3 graphics cards in? Also I just noticed with the motherboard I chose I quote;
'Memory: 6x DDR3 DIMM 2200 / 1333 / 1066 / 800 MHz'
My chosen ram runs at 1600mhz, does that mean it does not support it as I can't see the mobo showing 1600mhz support, but does support 2200mhz? Lastly is it me or do the cheaper mobo's seem to have better specs Lol.
I'd go for the 920 instead of the 930. You can oc to 4 ghz easily on air. Your mobo should support the clock speeds of your ram. You don't have to spend a lot of money on a quality mobo. The more expensive one may have better oc features, higher quality components.
Yeah it's weird I don't understand why it would'nt support 1600mhz but does 1333-2200
You'll have to set the ram timings, and latencies through your bios.
Is that good, neutral or bad news?
Most here set their ram timings manually through the bios. That is where nearly all voltages, timings, etc. are set. It's not bad news to set anything through the bios. If you are not sure, ask before doing.
As mimart7 stated, I would also recommend going with the i7 920, especially if you are into overclocking. You can easily outperform the 930 with the 920 and save yourself a few bucks to put elsewhere such as getting a 5870 instead of a 5850, or something similar.
A nice tip, just watch your image sizes, there have been a lot of issues with pictures expanding the pages. And yours is pretty bad (;
All in all, a nice build. Good luck!
1. WHY ARE YOU PEOPLE SAYING THAT 920>930????????
Bittech got an extra .22 ghz from the 930+its the same msrp-why would you want the 920 now?
2. 4 way/3 way sli/cf is not worth it. The 3rd n 4rth cards will do next to nothing but cost the same. The MAX you should be interested in is dual sli/cf and even then not always worth it.
3. Sometimes cheaper mb's try to pack on extra features but leave out quality in the features they do have. I would read a good review b4 buying but the Asus looks good.
4. Yes you might very well end up manually clocking the ram but I would not worry too much.
P.s Resize the image b4 a moderator(Tivon) sees this post.....They really don't like images which are way too large for the forum space.. For pete sake my bottom scroll bar is like double-triple what it should be on the labtop.....
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